Poonkunnam Siva Temple, Thrissur

Punkunnam Shiva Temple, located in Punkunnam in Thrissur of Kerala. This temple is a classic example of the Kerala style of architecture.

Thrissur is an important city in Kerala. The city owes its name to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. In the political history of south India, Thrissur has played a key role many times. A number of dynasties, which had ruled sizeable portions of Kerala and south India, had their capital here.

Like many cities in southern India, Thrissur too has a fair share of temples (link to Tourist Attractions in Thrissur page) where myths and legends still linger.

Travel to Thrissur at the time of Thrissur Pooram (link to Tourist Attractions in Thrissur page) festival when numerous elephants from neighboring temple lead processions to Vadakkumnathan temple complex. Nightlong display of fireworks would leave you mesmerized.

A rich past has endowed with a glorious cultural heritage to the city. If you have a penchant for exotic culture and tradition of Malabar Coast, travel to Thrissur.

A travel to Thrissur would take you to the cultural capital of Kerala where you would find the age-old culture and tradition comes alive in its numerous colleges and institutes of paintings, dances and literature.

Frequent bus services are available from all cities in Kerala to Thrissur. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses connect Thrissur with other cities. Private bus services are available locally in the city for easy travel. Super deluxe buses connect Thrissur with other important cities like Kochi, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Palaghat, Chennai, Salem, Coimbatore and Bangalore.
The nearest airport is Nedumbassery, which is only 58 kms away from the town. Another major airport near Thrissur is Kochi. Several public and private airlines connect the place from important cities in Kerala and India.
Railway Station:
Thrissur is an important railhead in southern India. Several important trains connect Thrissur with other places in Kerala and neighboring South Indian cities. Thrissur railway Station is one of the busiest railway stations in the state of Kerala.

Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur District, Kerala